“I don’t need a wedding planner because our venue includes a coordinator” is a sentence that will make any wedding planner’s eye twitch. We LOVE venue coordinators. They are absolutely essential to making sure that an event runs smoothly. But so. are. planners. (or wedding coordinators or wedding managers; whatever you actually end up hiring) We have very different jobs and both make each other’s jobs considerably easier.
In general a venue coordinator’s top priority is the venue itself. They ensure that vendors know where things are located, that things are set up and broken down correctly, and that any venue concerns are addressed quickly and efficiently. Some venues include catering and/or bartending as well, which is another layer of responsibility for a venue coordinator.
A planner’s top priorities, on the other hand, are you and your vendors. We make sure that you, your guests, and your vendors have everything you need and are well taken care of while also making sure that all of the moving pieces fit together.
Read on to see how venue coordinators and wedding planners handle different aspects of your wedding differently (and how we need each other!)
*Disclaimer: that this article is only going over wedding management/coordination. Full-service and partial planners have a much broader scope of work. All job duties are estimates, and not every wedding planner with every company will do each task. The same goes for venues and their staff! You should always check before assuming.
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